On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1963

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001)
  • Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • Vanessa A. Williams, American actress (Rhonda Blair-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
  • StanisÅ‚aw Wiechowicz, Polish composer, dies at 69
1963 Highlights

About May 12, 1963

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus